The freedom of religion is a fundamental liberty guaranteed to all Americans in the Constitution. I don’t have problems with any American, including the president of the United States, being Muslim. But I do have a problem if he lies about it.
Religious faith is a matter not just of soul and mind but also of the heart. There’s a good reason why Christ instructed us that the greatest commandment of all is to love God with our whole soul, our whole mind, and our whole heart. The religious believer therefore is not just a believer, he also loves his faith.
I don’t know if Obama really is a Muslim instead of Christian as he claims. All I know is that while I was watching this video of Obama speaking about Islam, I couldn’t help but think:
Has he ever spoken of Christianity in the same rapturous manner? Has he ever spoken of all the many achievements of the Judeo-Christian civilization? Has he ever waxed poetic about how the ringing of church bells was “the prettiest sound on earth” — which is how he describes the Muslim call to prayer? Would a Christian skip church at Christmas, as Obama and family did last Christmas? He was on vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, and managed to find time to golf.
Contrast the video you just saw with this one of Obama mocking the Bible:
A final thought:
Did you know that Islam, especially Shi’ite Islam, actually contains a dispensation allowing believers to lie about their faith?
This refers to the concept of taqiyya, which means: “Concealing or disguising one’s beliefs, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions, and/or strategies at a time of imminent danger, whether now or later in time, to save oneself from physical and/or mental injury.” Critics of Islam maintain that taqiyya sanctions the intentional concealment of one’s Islamic faith in order to gain influence and deceive so-called “enemies of Islam.” A one-word translation of taqiyya would be “dissimulation,” also called lying.